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November 23, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Highway 14/I-35 interchange near Owatonna opens to traffic Nov. 24

Detour lifted            


ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Highway 14/Interstate 35 interchange near Owatonna will open to traffic Nov. 24, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

I-35 northbound to Highway 14 eastbound traffic and Highway 14 westbound to I-35 southbound traffic was detoured while crews worked on constructing the new Highway 14/I-35 interchange.

The work is part of the three-year reconstruction of Highway 14 from Waseca to Owatonna, which also includes construction of a new interchange at I-35 and Highway 14.

When completed, motorists will experience a smoother, safer ride.

Mathiowetz Construction Co., Sleepy Eye, Minn., is the prime contractor for the $51.8 million project. Work for the 2010 construction season will be finished in November. The entire project is expected to be completed by June 15, 2012.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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